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    Invitation to Retreat

    The Gift and Necessity of Time Away with God

    The Transforming Resources Set

    by Ruth Haley Barton

    When we choose retreat we make a generous investment in our friendship with Christ. Seasoned spiritual director Ruth Haley Barton gently and eloquently leads us into an exploration of retreat as a key practice that opens us to God, guiding us through seven invitations to retreat. You will discover how to say yes to God's winsome invitation to greater freedom and surrender.

    Introductory Introductory
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    Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership

    Seeking God in the Crucible of Ministry

    Transforming Resources

    by Ruth Haley Barton
    Foreword by Gary A. Haugen
    Afterword by Leighton Ford

    In this expanded edition of her spiritual formation classic, Ruth Haley Barton invites us to an honest exploration of what happens when spiritual leaders lose track of their souls. Weaving together contemporary illustrations with penetrating insight from the life of Moses, Barton explores topics such as facing the loneliness of leadership, leading from your authentic self, reenvisioning the promised land and more.

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    Pocket Dictionary of Christian Spirituality

    The IVP Pocket Reference Series

    by Don Thorsen

    This pocket dictionary is an A to Z introduction and resource for curious newcomers and novice students of spirituality. Don Thorsen charts the Christian spiritual pilgrimage through its many traditions, schools of thought, and tested practices. Among the over 300 definitions you'll find terms and ideas, traditions and movements, practices and rituals, and texts and theology.

    Introductory Introductory
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    An Explorer's Guide to Julian of Norwich

    Explorer's Guides

    by Veronica Mary Rolf

    Julian of Norwich's Revelations of Divine Love is truly an amazing work: an example of Christian mysticism, a unique contribution to Christian theology, the first book in English known to have been written by a woman. Veronica Mary Rolf guides us as we read, examining its fourteenth-century context and illuminating our understanding of this enduring work.

    Introductory Introductory
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    Disruptive Witness

    Speaking Truth in a Distracted Age

    by Alan Noble

    What should Christian witness look like in our contemporary society? In this timely book, Alan Noble looks at our cultural moment, characterized by technological distraction and the growth of secularism, laying out individual, ecclesial, and cultural practices that disrupt our society's deep-rooted assumptions and point beyond them to the transcendent grace and beauty of Jesus.

    Introductory Introductory
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    Christian Spirituality

    Five Views of Sanctification

    Spectrum Multiview Book Series

    Edited by Donald Alexander
    Contributions by Gerhard O. Forde, Sinclair B. Ferguson, Laurence W. Wood, Russell P. Spittler, and E. Glenn Hinson

    How can we grow closer to God? Is there a secret to spiritual life? Do we need a second blessing? Is sanctification instantaneous or is it a process? The nature of Christian spirituality has been widely debated throughout the history of the church. Donald L. Alexander brings together five scholars in a fascinating debate on sanctification and spirituality.

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    The Attentive Life

    Discerning God's Presence in All Things

    by Leighton Ford

    Framed around the monastic concept of praying through the hours of the day, Leighton Ford helps you to develop spiritual attentiveness so you can pay attention to how God is working through you and in the world around you.

    Introductory Introductory
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    Life in the Spirit

    Spiritual Formation in Theological Perspective

    Wheaton Theology Conference Series

    Edited by Jeffrey P. Greenman and George Kalantzis

    Including essays from 2009 Wheaton Theology Conference keynote speakers Dallas Willard and Gordon Fee as well as contributing essays by noted presenters such as Chris Hall, David Gushee, Linda Cannell, Cherith Fee Nordling and Lawrece Cunningham, this book offers a stimulating exploration of the historical, biblical and theological dimensions of spiritual formation.

    Intermediate Intermediate
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    Signature Sins

    Taming Our Wayward Hearts

    by Michael Mangis

    Michael Mangis explores why we get stuck in a pattern of sin by looking at how we repeat one core, or signature, sin again and again. He helps us each uncover that sin, and then looks at gender, personality, family background and other influences that shape our sin, offering further help in breaking sin patterns.

    Intermediate Intermediate
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    Surrender to Love

    Discovering the Heart of Christian Spirituality

    The Spiritual Journey

    by David G. Benner
    Foreword by M. Basil Pennington

    In this expanded edition of a spiritual formation classic, David G. Benner explores the twin themes of love and surrender as the heart of Christian spirituality. God doesn't want his people to respond to him out of fear or obligation, but invites us to enter into an authentic relationship of intimacy and devotion—by surrendering to love.

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